verb (used with object), pro·grammed or pro·gramed, pro·gram·ming or pro·gram·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·grammed or pro·gramed, pro·gram·ming or pro·gram·ing.
Origin of program
Related Words for programscurriculum, bill, plan, business, schedule, project, policy, procedure, course, production, show, register, compute, prioritize, calendar, syllabus, details, timetable, index, slate
Examples from the Web for programs
Contemporary Examples of programs
And that means they also fall under the umbrella of programs most likely to get the axe when state and federal budgets are tight.How to Solve the Policing Crisis
January 5, 2015
Direct funds away from practices, policies, and programs that consistently fail to achieve measurable outcomes.
Build evidence about the practices, policies, and programs that will achieve the most effective and efficient results.
To whet your appetite, you can relive that glorious moment (and watch other programs from the 2014 summit) here.Save the Date: Women in the World 2015
December 23, 2014
Now that the Confucian-inspired mourning period is over, the son is free to embark on his own programs and policies.Kim Jong Un’s Kid Gloves Are Now Off
Gordon G. Chang
December 17, 2014
Historical Examples of programs
Second, we will continue our programs for world economic recovery.
In turn, they can be encoded in programs designed to negotiate with other programs.
Programs are conceived to enable the understanding of language.
All these broadcasting stations have certain hours for their programs.Walter and the Wireless
Sara Ware Bassett
As programs shifted, Scotty reached up and turned off the set.The Electronic Mind Reader
verb -grams, -gramming, -grammed, -grammes, -gramming or -grammed
1630s, "public notice," from Late Latin programma "proclamation, edict," from Greek programma "a written public notice," from stem of prographein "to write publicly," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).
General sense of "a definite plan or scheme" is recorded from 1837. Meaning "list of pieces at a concert, playbill" first recorded 1805 and retains the original sense. That of "objects or events suggested by music" is from 1854. Sense of "broadcasting presentation" is from 1923. Computer sense (noun and verb) is from 1945. Spelling programme, established in Britain, is from French in modern use and began to be used early 19c., originally especially in the "playbill" sense. Program music attested from 1877.
1889, "write program notes;" 1896, "arrange according to program," from program (n.). Of computers from 1945. From 1963 in the figurative sense of "to train to behave in a predetermined way." Related: Programmed; programming.
A series of instructions given to a computer to direct it to carry out certain operations. The term code is often used to denote large-scale operations.